April 22, 2018: In Thanks for Vocations

Loving Father, You give each of us a vocation. To You, I give thanks For couples whose hearts share one love, And parents who treasure The children given to their care; For men and women in ordained and religious life, Whose presence brings comfort To a world in need of ministry; For single laypeople who serve You When they could be self-centered instead; For all of the faithful, whose purpose is Fulfillment of their place in Your eternal plan. Amen.

April 21, 2018: To Seek Peace

God, our Father, almighty and yet all-loving: For people in power, I pray That they will seek the peace which comes Only through serving You. Lord Jesus, victim and yet our Savior: For the vulnerable, I pray That they will know the peace of being loved By people serving You. Holy Spirit, one in God and yet dwelling in me: For all who feel crushed in spirit, I pray That they will receive peace and every grace Needed for serving You. Amen.

April 20, 2018: Be with Me, Lord

Lord Jesus, who came into Your disciples’ presence although the door was locked, may I open my heart to Your peace and not be afraid. Amen.

April 19, 2018: The Glory of Springtime

Loving God, As the days grow longer, With each sunrise may I be reminded That You sent Your Son To be light for the world! In the rains that water Ground trampled and dry, may I be reminded, As on the road to Emmaus, Of the yearning for Words of life! And if a rainbow should appear And I gaze toward the heavens, may I be reminded Of the covenant You made And the spectrum of Your love. Amen.

April 18, 2018: Remain with Me

Lord Jesus, Remembering Your Passion, may I follow where you lead, and though I may be fearful, find in You the strength I need. When I am burdened or distressed, please roll away the heavy stone so that I may feel You with me, not abandoned or alone. Risen Savior, You appeared, but unrecognized at first; when I fail to see Your face, in Your love my heart immerse. Amen.

April 17, 2018: To Recognize the Lord

Risen Savior, You appeared, though unrecognized at first. When I fail to see Your face, in Your love my heart immerse. Amen.

April 16, 2018: Prayer for Friends

Loving Father, To You, I give thanks for the Lord Jesus, sent into the world to live among us and to be a patient, understanding, and sometimes challenging friend. For my friends, I offer prayers of gratitude that we have been drawn together. With each other’s love and help, may we draw closer to You. Amen.

April 15, 2018: God by My Side

Loving Father, When I think I can do things on my own, Please help me anyway. On the other hand, When I want You to be a handyman, Fixing this or that. Please help me to accept That in Your wisdom, You wear many hats. To tell the truth, I enjoy praise now and then. Please grant me more humility. To Love You above all things Is harder than it seems. Thank you for loving me even so. Amen.

April 14, 2018: Prayer for Peace

Lord, Jesus, peace is Your gift, Though it remains at times unopened. When my cares and anxieties get in the way, Please open my heart to Your peace. Yes, peace is Your gift, But I sometimes set it aside. When I am too focused on my struggles, Please help me to let Your peace inside. Peace that is Your gift, You lovingly leave with us. When I need to forgive or ask forgiveness, Please grant me the peace of leaving sin behind. Your peace is a gift Given for the purpose of sharing. When I can give comfort or help, Please share Your peace through me. Amen.

April 13, 2018: Prayer for Acceptance

Lord, As You did during Your ministry on Earth, please help us to accept one another, for all are people meant to grow in faith as the disciples You want us to be. Amen.

April 12, 2018: Prayer to Embrace This Day

Lord Jesus, You came to make things new. I will never again be exactly as I am today; Help me to become more like You. My normal routine isn’t written in stone; Help me to be open to Your inspiration. Sometimes I wax nostalgic; Help me to embrace this day, too. Other times I struggle just to make it through; Help me to welcome Your Spirit of hope. Each day involves choices, big and small; Help me to be a sign of Your love. Amen.

April 11, 2018: In Gratitude for Friendship

Lord Jesus, friendship is Your gift. For friends who know when to challenge When to sympathize, and when to just be present , I give You thanks and praise. Through the friendship You offer me, May I find blessing, comfort in Your presence, and grace to follow Your ways. Amen.

April 10, 2018: Prayer Amidst Challenge

Lord Jesus, You made me and accept me, Yet challenge me today To grow in faith and share my beliefs As a follower of Your way. Amen.

April 09, 2018: Prayer Before Sleep

Lord Jesus, loving Shepherd, In every care and every choice, May I listen to Your voice; For You suffered on the Cross, So that Your flock would not be lost. Safe within Your watchful keep, May I fall now to restful sleep; That when the rays of dawn appear, In Your light, I shall not fear. Amen.

April 08, 2018: Prayer for Divine Mercy

Lord Jesus, Risen Savior, Born to redeem Your sheep gone astray, As a shepherd desiring that none be lost, You gave Your love and earthly life, Forgiving even as You died on the Cross. In faith, I ask for Your Divine Mercy. In humble prayer, I come before You, Undeserving of the compassion desired, For sin, although forgiven, leaves A mark upon perfect Creation defiled. In hope, I ask for Your Divine Mercy. With Easter joy that You have risen And belief that You will not abandon me, May Your words echo in my heart, Overcoming my fears and bringing peace. In love, I ask for Your Divine Mercy. Amen.

April 07, 2018: Prayer for Victims

Lord Jesus, As we look around us, There is often tragedy. May victims find hope in those Who respond compassionately. Amen.

April 06, 2018: Serving the Lord

Loving Father, Sometimes we are baffled because Your works and ways are so far above ours. Please help us to set the bar high, doing good works and serving in ways pleasing to You. Amen.

April 05, 2018: Prayer of Hope

When the ways of this world Take too much of my attention, May I look heavenward in prayer. With suffering visible around me And at times within my very self, May I find hope renewed. Amen.

April 04, 2018: Opening Doors of Faith

Lord Jesus, You came as loving Savior, Taking upon Yourself the burden of my failing. I give You thanks that You remain always To hold open the door of faith. With the Heavenly Father, all things are possible, Though at times I struggle with doubt. I give You thanks for forgiveness and hope renewed At the threshold of the door of faith. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, you were sent By the Father who desires that none be lost. I give You thanks that, even unbidden, You enter my heart through the door of faith. Lord, You have shown me the way Leading to eternal life with You. I give You thanks, for in prayer at any hour, You answer every knock on the door of faith. Amen.

April 03, 2018: For the Suffering

Lord Jesus, Please be with the suffering in their need. For those who have lost family and friends, Please give comfort in their grief; For those in need of healing from illness or injury, Please give strength. Where homes and livelihoods have been lost, Please keep the victims close in the hearts Of people who can help. Where there is fear, please grant faith. Amen.

April 02, 2018: Loving Eternally

Heavenly Father, Love shared, given and received, Becomes a treasured part of me. I give You thanks for the hope Of life in love eternally. Amen.

April 01, 2018: Prayer to the Risen Lord

Lord Jesus, Risen Savior, To You I offer joyful praise For the compassion that You give. Grateful prayer to You I raise, Who have shown me how to live. In faith, I want to follow You, Although I sometimes stumble. Please guide me as I pursue Life in You, Savior most humble. You know without my voicing Every blessing, dream, and care. With Easter hope and rejoicing, I come to You in thankful prayer. Amen.

March 31, 2018: Prayer for Holy Saturday

Lord, please help me as I seek You, Ever in need of Your guidance and graces. Where You have gone ahead of me, May I come to see what Your love embraces. Amen.

March 30, 2018: Prayer on Good Friday

Loving Savior, I come with heavy heart, for the sins You bore for me. With love You sacrificed Yourself, although I am unworthy. I come to You, who know the pain of the Passion You endured. No suffering of mine compares, O Sacred Heart most pure. I come to You with faithfulness that You hear my every prayer. For anyone hurt through my sin, I ask for Your blessing and care. Amen.

March 29, 2018: Prayer for Holy Thursday

Jesus, how should I attend to You? Please awaken in me the insight To see even small acts of kindness As ways to serve You, my Lord and Light.

March 28, 2018: Prayer for Wednesday of Holy Week

Lord Jesus, may the love that I give Reflect Your compassion for me. With gentleness of heart, may I live, Here and in heavenly glory. Amen.

March 27, 2018: Prayer for Tuesday of Holy Week

Lord, please give me patience to endure When Your timeline isn’t mine. Help me to do Your will today— My life with Yours to intertwine. Amen.

March 26, 2018: Prayer for Monday of Holy Week

With the saints and angels I pray That in whatever struggles I face, I may be blessed with faithfulness, Unwavering hope, and saving grace. Amen.

March 25, 2018: Prayer for Palm Sunday

Lord Jesus, Crowds gathered to listen to Your words As You spoke in ways that changed their lives. Thank you for the echoes of your compassion, Repeating today what it means to follow You. Amen.

March 24, 2018: As One Blessed

Lord God, Through the blessings that You give to me May I respond with love to others in need. Amen.